Napolitano: U.S. spending cuts already cause long lines at airports

Mar 4, 2013 Full story: Reuters 154

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Monday cautioned airline passengers to get to the airport extra early because U.S. spending cuts have already led to long lines at some security checkpoints, and said the coming furloughs will only make the situation worse.

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Since: Feb 07

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#1 Mar 4, 2013
Her face and voice taking the lead, what a coincidence.
idiots united

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Mar 4, 2013
If it is so important to public why cut and cut at the bottom why not cut on their fat payrolls and fat pensions and fat workplace? Wishful thinking but that's the best way to solve the budgetary problem.
TedsLiver

Oakland, CA

#3 Mar 4, 2013
Yes, because the lines were not already long. This a scare tactic. Janet, I guess you think it is ok for government to spend 36 cents of every dollar it takes in on debt? Likely you do run your own finances that way. Another clueless liberal.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#4 Mar 4, 2013
This 85 billion sequester was developed by Obama and he selected these positions to be the target for the cuts. He thought he could get the Reps to cave in again and it did not work this time. He got his tax increase in January and now it is time to CUT THE BUDGET.

The following is coming from an Obama supporter who let out 2000 illegals out of jail before the sequester went into effect. Since Obama flew all over America telling how bad this was going to be - Janet is going to try to make it that bad so Obama will not have too much egg on his face. She should be dismissed from her duties as she had NO AUTHORITY TO RELEASE ANYONE OR ANYTHING UNTIL THE SEQUESTER HIT. Now she is saying the airports will be backed up - just more BS. They think the American people are stupid - these people are not being laid off they are giving up one day a pay period. Janet is stating this like these people do not take days off or sick days or vacations. Most vacations are a week.

WASHINGTON (AP) Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says U.S. airports, including Los Angeles International and O'Hare International in Chicago, are already experiencing delays as a result of automatic federal spending cuts.

Both of those big-city airports routinely suffer delays.

Napolitano said Monday that delays will become worse. The Transportation Security Administration and Customs and Border Protection agencies, which are part of the Homeland Security Department, are sending furlough notices and have cut overtime for employees.

Napolitano said she expects a cascading effect during the week, with wait times expected to double in worst cases.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#5 Mar 4, 2013
she is another in a long line of ugly women he has appointed...what, is he afraid he will offend michelle if he hires eye candy?
Say the Truth

Eatontown, NJ

#6 Mar 4, 2013
What spending cuts?

“Science not Conservatism”

Since: Jan 12

Progress, not Denial

#7 Mar 4, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
This 85 billion sequester was developed by Obama and he selected these positions to be the target for the cuts. He thought he could get the Reps to cave in again and it did not work this time. He got his tax increase in January and now it is time to CUT THE BUDGET.
...EDITED.....
Another senile rightie playing the blame game and trumpeting his own economic idiocy.

“Science not Conservatism”

Since: Jan 12

Progress, not Denial

#8 Mar 4, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
she is another in a long line of ugly women he has appointed...what, is he afraid he will offend michelle if he hires eye candy?
He's not a Faux News executive, he hires for talent and ability, not 'cuteness.'

Righties may be shallow, but they sure do hate women! LOL

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#10 Mar 4, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
He's not a Faux News executive, he hires for talent and ability, not 'cuteness.'
Righties may be shallow, but they sure do hate women! LOL
just the ugly ones, which coincidently seem to be mostly dem
idiots united

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Mar 4, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
Everyni gger is a filthy, disgusting ANIMAL. Reinstate slavery.
You are the one who first scream with joy and aqpproval everytime lebron dunks the ball or your favorite ruuners makes a touchdown. You're the slave idiot.
idiots united

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Mar 4, 2013
The top heavy top are just bullying the bottom. The poor always get the shaft.
idiots united

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Mar 4, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
Yes I usually say, runni gger, run. Those chimps are good for entertainment. Also, the Negro is the beast of the field. Ahoobetty.
I doubt very much if that's the case. You really completely and totally admire adore them athletes and make the mega millionaires while you scrap for a living including your athletes watching budgets. They turned the tide on you buddy boy.

“Science not Conservatism”

Since: Jan 12

Progress, not Denial

#17 Mar 4, 2013
The anonymous racist creep posting as me has been reported to management. Here's hoping they look up his ISP and inform them of his hate posts.
tha Professor

United States

#18 Mar 4, 2013
idiots united wrote:
<quoted text> I doubt very much if that's the case. You really completely and totally admire adore them athletes and make the mega millionaires while you scrap for a living including your athletes watching budgets. They turned the tide on you buddy boy.
Haha, this really bothers you. So when did you start lovingni ggers?

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#21 Mar 4, 2013
Oh yeah Napolitano, it is the cuts that were not cuts at all.

Could not be that you have the TSA shoving their hands down people's pants and grabbing women's breast could it? Or maybe it was that 6 yr old little girl that was in a wheel chair.

That's what is causing delays. Your idiotic policies and freedom violating procedures.

BTW, JANET, how many terrorist have you procedures captured? Oh yeah, NONE!
Say the Truth

Eatontown, NJ

#22 Mar 4, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
The anonymous racist creep posting as me has been reported to management. Here's hoping they look up his ISP and inform them of his hate posts.
As opposed to the non-anonymous racist creep who is being impersonated.

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#23 Mar 4, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
she is another in a long line of ugly women he has appointed...what, is he afraid he will offend michelle if he hires eye candy?
Since Michele and Jarrett are co-presidents.........they don't want competition. Vera Baker was enough.
Say the Truth

Eatontown, NJ

#24 Mar 4, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
You didn`t copyright this name, and it`s not yours. Topix allows you to use whatever name you want. I am free to use it, too. How ignorant to assume someone is posting "hate" when they`re simply posting facts about sub-human species.
hey putz, we don't need your kind here.

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Since: Nov 12

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#25 Mar 4, 2013
Kahoki wrote:
Oh yeah Napolitano, it is the cuts that were not cuts at all.
Could not be that you have the TSA shoving their hands down people's pants and grabbing women's breast could it? Or maybe it was that 6 yr old little girl that was in a wheel chair.
That's what is causing delays. Your idiotic policies and freedom violating procedures.
BTW, JANET, how many terrorist have you procedures captured? Oh yeah, NONE!
ten-four front door.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#26 Mar 4, 2013
idiots united wrote:
The top heavy top are just bullying the bottom. The poor always get the shaft.
The poor are TOO PO to fly. They all be on the bus.

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